Juandalynn Givan, who represents Jefferson County in the Alabama House of Representatives, has been chosen as one of this year’s 11 fellows of E Pluribus Unum.
E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to work toward “a more just, equitable and inclusive South.”
This year’s fellows will participate in a year-long program that is designed “to advance racial and economic equity in their states through sustainable change and collaboration,” the organization said in announcing its new fellows.
“EPU’s UNUM Fellows are on the front lines of shaping America and are passionate to unite and build upon our country’s promise,” said EPU Managing Director Scott Hutcheson. “Our research shows that when leaders emphasize equity across race and class, then we begin tearing down the old walls intentionally built to divide us. Our communities, states and America herself thrives when united and the UNUM Fellows are a part of making us better.”
An attorney, Givan has served in the Alabama House since 2010. She will join state legislators from Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana as E Pluribus Unum fellows.